Google was spotted testing the Dark Mode for Chrome earlier in February this year. It was then reported by some Reddit and Twitter users in Chrome Canary. For those unaware, Chrome Canary is an early release, experimental version of Google’s web browser.
As suggested by its name, the Dark Mode turns the full screen dark with only the text in White. It is said to be both power saving and comfortable for eyes. Mac users have already received the Dark Mode via Chrome version 73.
Back in August, Google rolled out the Dark Mode as part of Material Theme elements for its Android Messages app. Previously, it has rolled the same for its other platforms such as YouTube and Google Maps as well.
Reader Mode spotted in Canary
Separately, it was suggested in another report that a new Reader Mode will be coming to Chrome in future. So far, the feature has been spotted in Canary for desktop users. The Reader Mode removes unwanted content from the page, and keeps only the article’s text and images. This is said to avoid the man-in-the-middle (MiTM) phishing attacks.
As stated before, the feature is available in Chrome Canary version 75. To enable it, users need to visit chrome://flags page and find “Enable Reader mode” flag section. Thereafter, they need to enable the feature and restart the browser to start using it.